Call The Midwife is back for series 9 in 2020 - here's all you need to know.
Series 9 of Call The Midwife currently airs Sunday nights at 9PM on BBC One with a set of eight episodes.
A teaser for the new series reveals: "Budgets are being cut, and hospitals reorganised. Terraced houses are being demolished, and traditional family structures torn apart.
"There are wrecking balls everywhere, and it’s up to Sister Julienne, and the midwives and medics of Nonnatus House, to help find a way out of the rubble. When they themselves come under threat, their job becomes even harder."
Set in 1965, Series 9 of Call The Midwife sees the team dealing with cases involving cancer, diptheria, dementia, fistula, and homelessness. They are faced with loneliness among the elderly, the traumas of an exhausted carer, and the defiant behaviour of a young and vulnerable prostitute.
They deliver more babies born out of wedlock, care for a couple whose beloved infant dies, and support a brave and beautiful new mother who is blind. Meanwhile the Turner’s own family comes under threat, Lucille’s romance does not run smooth, and Sister Julienne is driven to take an extraordinary step.
Call The Midwife 2020 cast
Making up the cast of Call The Midwife in series 9 are
- Helen George as Trixie Franklin
- Jennifer Kirby as Valerie Dyer
- Linda Bassett as Nurse Phyllis
- Judy Parfitt as Sister Monica Joan
- Annabelle Apsion as Violet Buckle
- Cliff Parisi as Frederick "Fred" Buckle
- Miriam Margolyes as Mother Mildred
- Leonie Elliott as Lucille Anderson
- Jenny Agutter as Sister Julienne
- Ella Bruccoleri as Sister Frances
- Stephen McGann as Doctor Turner
- Laura Main as Shelagh Turner
Call The Midwife spoilers
In episode eight tonight (Sunday, February 23), sister Julienne decides it is time to take matters in hand, when a letter arrives from the council saying that they will cut funding to Nonnatus House and no longer pay for their accommodation.
After an unsuccessful meeting with the council, Sister Julienne broaches the subject with the rest of the team and a forthright Nurse Crane goes with Sister Julienne to try and tackle the issue with Violet at one of her open sessions as a local councillor.
Violet seems more on the side of the council than the Nonnatus House team at this point, but later comes up with a window of opportunity to give them one chance to put their case in person to the council.
At clinic, Nurse Crane meets and cares for heavily pregnant, bohemian Bonnie (Ruby Thomas), not married but committed to the baby’s father, Eddie (Thomas Howes). Nurse Crane suggests that with Bonnie’s headache it may be wise to come into the maternity home until the baby arrives.
Meanwhile, Petra (Kitty Archer) and her mother Ada (Sue Elliott-Nicholls) make hasty plans with Violet for Petra’s wedding to come forward - now that Petra is unexpectedly in the family way.
The new series of Call The Midwife series airs Sunday nights at 9PM on BBC One.